Switzerland is committed to the digital self-determination of individuals and the creation of cross-border data spaces
Switzerland is committed, nationally and at the European and global level, to innovative and secure methods which promote the exchange of data and contribute to social and economic development in the digital space which is as free and at the same time as trustworthy as possible. Switzerland is committed, along with its international partners, to digital self-determination and a digital space in which citizens play a determining role in the development of social and economic digital ecosystems. On this basis Switzerland is actively shaping global data governance systems and promoting networking, along with the establishment of corresponding international data spaces, in order to promote their interoperability with Switzerland and prevent new barriers. In this connection, it is building cooperation with international partners who are pursuing similar goals, for example with the EU and its member states, with the United Kingdom and with states outside Europe.
Field of action
In its Foreign Policy Strategy (FPS) 2020-23, the Federal Council defined digitalisation as one of four thematic priorities for the first time. In doing so, it stated that it wanted to further develop Switzerland's digital foreign policy. It is taking the...Show more